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Press Release

August 24, 2023

CMS Berlin 2023: The dialogue platform for the cleaning industry

• Exclusive programme of lectures and events

• Third Mobility Cleaning Circle promotes dialogue between the mobility and cleaning industries

From 19 to 22 September 2023 CMS Berlin, leading trade fair for cleaning and hygiene, will present innovations in the cleaning industry and act as a dialogue platform for discussing the industry’s headline topics. In a variety of formats experts will share their specialist knowledge with professionals, including on energy efficiency, sustainability, the skills shortage, inflation and digitalisation.

CMS Practice Forum: experts share their specialist knowledge with professionals

At the CMS Practice Forum, in cooperation with the following industry associations – the Federal Guild Association of the Cleaning Trade (BIV), the Cleaning Systems Trade Association in the German Mechanical Engineering Industry Association (VDMA), the Hygiene Industry Association (IHO) – as well as with cleaning industry companies, Messe Berlin will present an exclusive programme of lectures and events. The Practice Forum features industry topics targeting specific audiences, including those representing hygiene and health, the hotel trade and gastronomy. Among the healthcare topics will be building cleaning services for healthcare facilities, UV disinfection and an update on hospital cleaning services. Green housekeeping will specifically address the hotel trade. On the subject of sustainability there will be numerous lectures including on the EU’s Green Deal, reporting on sustainability, sustainability seals of approval and sustainable cleaning machines. Other topics will include daytime cleaning, IT security, data standards, digitalisation courses, as well as contract law regarding building cleaning services, and many more besides.

Speakers‘ Corner: exhibitors present their innovations

The new Speakers‘ Corner format gives companies an opportunity to present their innovations and the latest industry topics. Exhibitors are free to present content as they wish. Whether in the form of a lecture or interactive panel discussion, the format is completely open, as in London’s Hyde Park. At Speakers’ Corner, companies including DR. SCHNELL, tana, Tork, Nexaro, Gausium, Tennant, Nilfisk, TOPSERV and mobiloclean will present their solutions on the topics of sustainability, digitalisation and the skills shortage. Gausium, Tennant and TOPSERV will be among those lecturing on robotics. Tork and Soobr will show how data-driven cleaning can provide high-quality services when faced with staff shortages, for example. DR. SCHNELL and Nilfisk will present their strategy for maximising corporate sustainability by reducing emissions. Exhibitors will also allow visitors to test their products, among them the shoulder exoskeleton S700 by exoIQ. Visitors will first be given an introduction and can then test the Exoskelett to see how it makes work easier.

The CMS website has full details of the programme of lectures, which will take place in English and German. All the lectures of the supporting programme are included in the price of admission. Access to the stage is barrier-free.

CMS Practice Forum
CMS Practice Forum

Mobility Cleaning Circle: for a better passenger experience on public transport

On day two of the trade fair (20 September) the Mobility Cleaning Circle (MCC) will gather representatives of the mobility sector and the cleaning industry. Here too, the industries are facing new challenges regarding sustainability, supply chains, inflation and shortages of personnel for cleaning public transport vehicles. The MCC will focus on these latest challenges and present examples of best practices. At the joint platform of InnoTrans and CMS Berlin, representatives of both industries invited to this exclusive event can explore synergies and the possibility of joint ventures. The MCC 2023 will kick off at 10.30 a.m. with an expert discussion on ’Sustainability in cleaning public transport vehicles’. Taking part in the panel discussion will be Enrico Sosinski, chief customer officer, DR. SCHNELL GmbH & Co. KGaA; Tanja Reilly, senior strategic account executive, EcoVadis, and Tom Dreiner, managing director, transport maintenance and building cleaning services at WISAG Gebäudereinigung Holding GmbH & Co. KG. An invitation has also been extended to a transport industry expert. A guided tour of individual exhibitors at the fair will follow at 1 p.m. The Mobility Cleaning Circle targets a select audience. To register please visit

Cleaning public transport vehicles: four days of live demonstrations

Before and after 20 September visitors to CMS Berlin will also be able to watch live demonstrations of various cleaning services on buses. These will take place on every day of the fair (19 – 22 September) between Halls 1.2 and 3.2.

Press photos can be found on the CMS website

About CMS Berlin

From 19 to 22 September 2023 CMS Berlin, leading trade fair for cleaning and hygiene industry, will be gathering the industry at an in-person event again in Berlin.

Occupying an area of more than 31,000 square metres in the halls and on the outdoor display area, around 450 exhibitors, the highest number to date, took part in CMS Berlin 2019. Coming from 25 countries, they provided a comprehensive overview of the products and services from every branch of the commercial cleaning industry. Some 25,000 representatives of the industry, including around 21,000 trade visitors from 80 countries and every cleaning market, came to the four-day cleaning trade fair to find out about the latest products and services on the commercial cleaning market.

CMS Berlin is organised by Messe Berlin GmbH and takes place every two years. The following professional organisations are sponsors of the event: the Federal Guild Association of the Cleaning Trade (BIV), Bonn, the Cleaning Systems Trade Association in the German Mechanical Engineering Industry Association (VDMA), Frankfurt/Main, and the Hygiene Industry Association (IHO), Frankfurt/Main.


The community and business platform CMS PLUS is the virtual addition to the international cleaning trade fair CMS Berlin. It offers the cleaning industry interactive features for even more dialogue, information, networking and presentations.

About Messe Berlin

Berlin has been a trade fair destination for 200 years, and has been one of the most important such hubs for many decades. Messe Berlin – the state’s own trade fair company – conceives, markets and organises hundreds of live events every year. It strives to be an outstanding host for visitors at all events, generate optimal business stimuli, and provide fair conditions for everyone. This concept is reflected in the company slogan: Messe Berlin – Hosting the World.

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